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Caught in The Act: James Brown's Soul on Top

Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat, December 2006

WHEN SOUL shouter James Brown released his big band album – Soul on Top – in 1970, it was received as neither fish nor fowl by the public. Jazz people were put off by the rawness of chart and voice, while the soul audience didn't get the raw funk it craved.

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